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Local News: Tillamook woman dies in rear-end collision

Local News: Tillamook Woman dies in rear end collision

A rear-end collision Wednesday morning between a farm truck and a car resulted in the death of a Tillamook woman.

Wednesday morning at about 7 AM on McCormick Loop Rd in Tillamook, a farm tractor towing a large feed trailer was southbound on McCormick Loop Rd and was stopped waiting for northbound traffic to pass to turn left into a farm.

A 2009 Ford Focus, driven by Cristina Ellis, 36, of Tillamook, was also sout bound on McCormick Loop Rd when it came upon the stopped tractor and trailer, and rear ended it.

Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene. A one-year old child in a child safety seat in the back seat was transported to Tillamook Regional Medical Center Emergency Room with possible minor injuries.

A dog in the vehicle was killed. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The investigation is ongoing. The road was closed for hours because of the accident, as law enforcement officers began their investigation.